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Rockwood School District
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The school board conducting the interviews during a closed session on Monday and hope to have the interim spot filled by July 1.
The Rockwood School Board is on track to name an interim superintendent by July 1 who will oversee district operations while the search for current Superintendent Bruce Borcher’s permanent replacement is conducted. Borchers has accepted a contract to helm the Oak Ridge School District in Tennesse, and his last day at Rockwood will be June 7. On Monday, the board met in a closed session to interview candidates for the interim appointment, which will likely last for one year, according to Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston. “When a board decides to appoint an interim, it’s usually done fairly informally,” Cranston said. “The board is looking for an experienced, veteran superintendent.” When it comes to finding a permanent replacement…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The move came after a request by the teacher's union and concerns the salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lake Saint Louis Police said Joseph T. Maddock taught at several schools in St. Louis and St. Charles counties since 2001. He's now being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student.
A teacher is being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student during a home school session in Lake Saint Louis. Joseph T. Maddock, charged Monday in St. Charles County with first-degree statutory sodomy, taught at several private and public schools in the St. Louis County and St. Charles County since 2001, including schools in the Rockwood and Lindbergh school districts. Lake Saint Louis Police said Maddock, 34, of the first block of Cedar Bluff in Lake Saint Louis, met the boy and his parents while he was teaching at another school. Police reported he convinced the boy’s parents to teach the boy in a home-school environment. Maddock had been teaching at the boy’s Lake Saint Louis home five days a week during the school year. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The district's school board members selected Wildwood resident Darby Jo Arakelian to fill the unexpired term for Steve Smtih, who stepped down in March.
The Rockwood School Board received tips on what it can expect during the process at a meeting last week.
The search for the next superintendent of the Rockwood School District is a process that could take months and cost around $10,000-20,000. That was part of the message delivered to the school board by Don Senti, Executive Director of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, who spoke to the board during a meeting April 18. The district’s current Superintendent Bruce Borches has accepted a contract to helm a district in Tennessee and his last day will be June 7. Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston said the board invited Senti to provide them tips on how to move forward on hiring a new leader for the district and what they can expect in the months to come. “The board asked him to come in and just talk with them about next…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The agency has given a group of fourth-grade students at the Center for Creative Learning the President's Environmental Youth Action Award.
The following information was provided by the Rockwood School District: Students in Kathy Nuetzel’s fourth-grade class have earned the President’s Environmental Youth Action Award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 7. The award is in recognition of their work to raise awareness of dangers of vehicle idling and their efforts to curb this problem. According to Karl Brooks, Regional Administrator for the EPA, these students have demonstrated awesome initiative and tremendous stewardship skills to minimize vehicle idling. “This project is increasing the public's knowledge about vehicle idling and motivating parents and bus drivers to shut off cars and buses in the school and bus pick-up lines," said Brooks. “Their Action4Air …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oak Ridge school board members approved new superintendent contract, according to Tuesday article in Oak Ridge Today newspaper.
Oak Ridge Board of Education directors in Tennessee unanimously approved a four-year contract with Bruce Borchers—currently the Rockwood School District superintendent—in a short, special meeting Monday evening, as published by a reporter for Oak Ridge Today. Borchers' salary reportedly is $178,000 per year, according to the Oak Ridge article. Bob Eby, Oak Ridge school board vice chair said in the article Borchers is slated to start in the new district on June 18. In the same article, Board of Education Chair Keys Fillauer said Borchers had signed the contract before Monday’s 10-minute school board meeting, making it official once the board approved it. Borchers reportedly will receive a basic $50,000 life insurance policy plus a $200,000 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Rockwood School District administrators recommended changes in elementary and middle school administrative staffing models at an extra Board of Education meeting held Thursday night at Crestview Middle School in Ellisville.
In addition to a building principal, according to Rockwood School District materials, each Rockwood school was to receive: At least that was the policy prior to Thursday evening's Rockwood Board of Education extra meeting. At the board meeting, Rockwood's Executive Director of Pre-K and Elementary Education Karen Hargadine recommended every elementary building have a building principal and an administrative intern (up to 549 students) and a building principal and assistant principal in elementary buildings exceeding 550 students. The net budget impact of this proposal is $226,645 for 2013-14. Rockwood's Executive Director of Secondary Education Jim Wipke also recommended a change in middle school administrative staffing. In the 2011-12 …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
This year, the Rockwood School District's annual art and electronic recycling event will be in Ellisville, and is open to the public from noon to 3:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Read what all there will be to do.
More than 7,000 pieces of artwork created by Rockwood School District students will be on display at the 10th Annual District Art Show on April 20-21. The art show will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Road in Ellisville. During the event, children can get their faces painted and create their own chalk-painting masterpieces. Professional artists also will showcase their talents for participants to view, according to the event's organizers. Parking shuttles will run from the FCC property at Clarkson and Clayton (next to the Mercy building) to Crestview Middle to help ease parking congestion. A district spokesperson said more than 10,000 people are expected to attend the district’s annual art show, so …